BN Style Bytes: Nneka Models for Minku’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection “Folklorist Reloaded”

While promoting her 4th studio album “Soul is Heavy” in Europe, Kunmi and Juan – creative directors of hand made leather goods brand Minku, met up with Nigerian Afrosoul singer and activist Nneka in Barcelona earlier this month  to model some bags from their label’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection “Folklorist Reloaded”.

The photo shoot which was described by the designers as “lively and informal”, sees the lovely Ms. Nneka light up the venue with her lovely smile and signature hairstyle, as she strikes various poses with the bags that included a five-compartment, red leather travel bag lined with green contrast aso-oke fabric, which made them (The Designers) say Nneka was a natural choice ambassador for Minku as she represents the brand’s goal which is to create hand made leather goods for a happier life.

The Nneka for Minku shoot

View the entire Folklorist Reloaded Collection

Nneka Photoshoot Photographer: Juan GVR
Models: Kunmi .O. & Mahima Bhayana


37 Comments on BN Style Bytes: Nneka Models for Minku’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection “Folklorist Reloaded”
  • Princess of Zion July 23, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I like the scenery in the earlier pictures as well as the model! Wishing them all the best with the collection.

  • Sugabelly July 23, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Nneka looks gorgeous as usual. The second picture looks absolutely radiant.

  • Pretty chick July 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

    i loveeeeeeeee the Bags!!!!!

    • Minku July 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks Pretty chick! It’s a pleasure to create things and see them well received. We have an online store that you can visit at If you have any inquiries, please contact us. Best regards.

  • Miranda July 23, 2012 at 10:27 am

    ooooh, my fave gal Nneka! she always looks gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Scarlet July 23, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Biko, why are the pictures not clear?

    • Minku July 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks for your feedback. Please visit this link for detailed pictures of each bag in the collection!

  • JAY July 23, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Nigerians just love to pretend sha…. whats “lovely” here lol

  • Evann July 23, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Were the pix taken with a “3310” Nokia phone camera??????????????

  • melly July 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

    luv only d first bag.

    • Minku July 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Pity it’s gone but you’re welcome to visit our web page from time to time and we can help you expand your bag tastes a little! best regards.

  • lol July 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    lol @ 3310 nokia

  • titi July 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Lovely bags. Totally love Nneka.

    • Minku July 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks Titi! We’re releasing some new ones every season, so please join the Minku facebook page if you haven’t already done so, and you can find out about new bags as I make them! Best regards.

  • aranbe July 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    love the pictures, they are soo refreshing. The bags are not bad at all. The style of the bags fits Nneka perfectly. I would say bohemian meets chic

  • aranbe July 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Simply simple. love it

  • styl July 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    NNEKAAAAAA…love this lady. Nice bags.

  • efe July 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Bags are just there,nothing special

  • Chattyzee July 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I wonder if Nneka and Asa will ever do a collabo? That shld be something to look forward to. Nice collections.

    • Toyosi July 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      I agree. Nneka and Asa would be pure magic

    • e girl September 6, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      i love the bags a lot. just cool. i also like the choice of Nneka as a model. its great

  • itk July 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    lovely bags

  • Mustapha July 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I completely agree with Aranbe….Bohemian meets chic!!!! Pictures are not very clear tho. At Efe July 23, 2012 at 1:51 PM see your mouth like nothing special!! pls what have you done/made in your life *hiss* we need to start appreciating what we as Nigerians do.

    • Temmy July 24, 2012 at 8:33 am

      So EFE should lie about the bags being special in other to encourage Minkus abi, the bags are not nice, let her go back and do better then we’ll appreciate, plus he’s entittled to his opinion.

    • Minku July 26, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks Mustapha. Please visit this link for detailed pictures of each bag in the collection!

  • Bella Naija Critic July 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    One bag different colours. Yawn. And the crappy photographs!!! Minku, pls try again.

  • Teni July 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I love the bags and the colours for each one. My favourite has to be the blue one with the purple handle. Would definitely bookmark the web page. Well done!

  • temi July 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Jeez a bit of subtlety never killed anyone. we get that its the bags you are advertising, but must you shove it into our faces…. the creative director of the photoshoot needs to change professions. YOU SUCK!!!!!

    • andrew July 23, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      abeg shut up and stop screaming. which one have you done? abi you are advertising for ‘creative director of photoshoot’ job? agbero.

    • onut July 24, 2012 at 2:04 am

      You need deliverance…… WHY EVILS???

  • Tosin “La Hermana” Otitoju July 24, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Love love love Minku. Had random people point out that they like my little brown+black satchel, then I start telling them the story… And I like the inside best too – it’s bright neon pink!
    I can see how some people don’t “get” it sha. It’s artsy and understated, not very mainstream.
    A very big well done to my sister the designer.

    • Minku July 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks sis. Glad you like it and pls remember the stories of random compliments, I want to hear them 🙂 Love, your li’l sis

  • mercy July 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Baba God will be ur strength

    • Minku July 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Amen. Very nice message Mercy, thank you!

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